Sixth Form – Available Courses & Entry Requirements

Study programmes

All 16 to 19 year old students are funded for an individual study programme. Most study programmes have a core aim.
The study programme is tailored to each student, has a clear study or employment goal reflecting the student’s prior attainment, and includes:
  • substantial qualifications or work experience
  • maths and English for students who have not achieved grade A*-C/9 to 4 GCSE in these subjects
  • high quality work experience or work preparation
  • added value non-qualification activity that supports the students’ goals and is integrated into the study programme

SUBJECT

A LEVEL REQUIREMENT

A-Level Subjects

Minimum GCSE Grade & Subject (s) – ALL STUDENTS SHOULD HAVE AT LEAST 5 GOOD GSCEs

Maths
Grade A GCSE Maths
Spanish
Grade B in GCSE Spanish (preferabley an A)
English Literature
Grade B GCSE English
Biology
Grade B  Double Award Science or CBB Separate Sciences
Chemistry
Grade B Chemistry or Double Award Science AND Maths grade B (preferably an A)
Physics
Grade B in Physics or Science Double Award AND Maths grade B (preferably an A)
Geography
Grade B GCSE Geography or grade B in Humanities or Science subject
History
Grade B GCSE History or grade B in Humanities or English
ICT (Applied)
Grade C GCSE
Law
Grade B GCSE English or History
Psychology
Grade B Science(s) AND grade B in English
Sociology
Grade B GCSE English
Media Studies
Grade C in English
Art
Grade B in GCSE Art
Photography
Either GCSE Art grade B or BTEC Media Level 2 at a Merit
Product Design
Grade B in a GCSE Art subject

BTEC Subjects

Minimum GCSE Grade & Subject (s) – ALL STUDENTS SHOULD HAVE AT LEAST 3 GOOD GCSES

Sport
Grade C in either Biology, Science, P.E or BTEC Level 2 Sport at a Merit
Art
Grade C in GCSE Art and least two others
Business
Grade C in either GCSE English & Maths or a minimum of a Merit in BTEC level 2 Business
Health & Social Care
Grade C in English & Science (Double award or separate sciences)
Drama
Grade C in English and at least two others
Music
Grade C in English or Maths and at least two others